It seems as if there is a perception that one of the reasons I have been previously critical of the WPF is as follows. At a time, I coveted the role of being the WPF's sole paid employee (misleadingly titled "Director").
This is ridiculous for any number of reasons, but here are two very good ones:
- I have posted numerous times that my opinion is that those anywhere near the organisation of competitions they are responsible for should not also participate. I enjoy(ed) participating in sudoku and puzzle competitions for many years, particularly at the world championships, and I have stated several times that I don't think the Director should participate competitively. My supposed desire to be Director at any point in time directly contradicts what I have stated several times.
- The WPF doesn't pay nearly enough compared to my current full time job to really consider this worth doing on anything other than a part time basis. Having previously volunteered my time as the competition director of the Sudoku GP in 2016, I know this would have to mean changing my current employment arrangements, or else being miserable because I had no spare time. Neither of these options as ever struck me as being attractive.
I should have thought the true reasons I have previously been critical of the WPF are entirely self-evident. If that's not the case, then too bad, all that stuff is something I have zero interest in revisiting. To absolutely clear, my current opinion of the WPF is this: I do not give a flying focaccia about the WPF.
All I'd like to add is that it is my opinion that the source of this particular rumour is either a liar or a fantasist.